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Past Agnew Summer Fellows
2013
Matthew Allen Dr. Peter Abt from Transplant
Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts
Allen MB, Abt PL, Reese PP. What Are the Harms of Refusing to Allow Living Kidney Donation? An Expanded View of Risks and Benefits. Am J Transplant. In press.
Christopher Brusalis Dr. Y. Joseph Woo from Cardiac
Mouhamed Diop Dr. Jose Pascual from Trauma
Presentation
Diop, Holena, Blank, Robertson, Collins, Allen, Martin, Sims, Pascual. The Next Shoe to Drop: Trauma Patients Readmitted to the Surgical ICY have High Rates of Post-Admission Complications. Society of Critical Care Medicine conference; Jan 9-13 2014; San Francisco, CA.
Russell Lewis Dr. Charles Vollmer from Hepatobiliary
   
2012
Mark Mayo Dr. Pascual from Trauma
Catilin Drescher Dr. Sims from Trauma
Michael Sulewski Dr. Apt from Transplant
Malorie Snider Dr. Levine from Transplant
Paul Shay Dr. Taylor from Plastics
Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts
Shay, P., Goldstein, J., Paliga, J., Wink, J., Jackson, O., Low, D., Bartlett, S., Taylor, J. A Comparative Cost Analysis of Cleft Lip Adhesion and Naso-alveolar Molding Prior to Formal Cleft Lip Repair. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. Accepted for publication March, 2013.

Sweeney, D., Paliga, J., Reid, R., Shay, P., Goldstein, J., Bartlett, S., Whitaker, L., Taylor, J. The Impact of a Parent Liaison at a Major Craniofacial Center. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. Accepted for publication May, 2013.

Presentations:
Shay, P., Goldstein, J., Wink, J., Paliga, J., LaRossa, D., Low, D., Taylor, J., Jackson, O.: International Adoptees With Cleft: Lessons Learned From A Growing Population. 12th   International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies, Orlando, FL May 2013.

Shay, P., Goldstein, J., Paliga, J., Wink, J., Jackson, O., Low, D., Bartlett, S., Taylor, J. A Comparative Cost Analysis of Cleft Lip Adhesion and Naso-alveolar Molding Prior to Formal Cleft Lip Repair 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies, Orlando, FL May 2013.

Bianca Bromberger Dr. Murayama from GI surgery
Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts
Bromberger B, Porrett P, Choudhury R, Dumon K, Murayama KM. Weight Loss Interventions for Morbidly Obese Patients with Compensated Cirrhosis: A Markov Decision Analysis Model. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013  Aug 6.

Presentations
Bromberger B, Porrett P, Choudhury R, Dumon K, Murayama KM. Weight-Loss Interventions for Morbidly Obese Patients With Compensated Cirrhosis: a Markov Decision Analysis Model. Presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Orlando, Florida, 2013.

Gabriel Heiderich Dr. Cantu from Cardiovascular
Mark Etherington Dr. Wang from vascular
Neha Bansal Dr. Kelz from endocrine/oncology
Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts
Bansal N, Sonnenberg EM, Meise CK, Reinke CE, Karakousis GC, Bartlett EK, Mahmoud NN, Roses RE, Kelz RR. The effect of colorectal cancer screening mandates on access to care and clinical outcomes: a retrospective study of patients undergoing operations of the colon and rectum. Surgery. 2013 Aug;154(2):335-44. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2013.04.037.

Bartlett EK, Meise C, Bansal N, Fischer JP, Low DW, Czerniecki BJ,Roses RE, Fraker DL, Kelz RR, Karakousis GC. Sartorius transpositionduring inguinal lymphadenectomy for melanoma. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):209-15. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.04.033. Epub 2013 May 8.

Presentations
Bansal N, Sonnenberg EM, Meise CK, Reinke CE, Karakousis GC, Bartlett EK, Mahmoud NN, Roses RE, Kelz RR. The effect of colorectal cancer (CRC) control programs on access to care for colorectal surgery patients. 8th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; 2013 Feb 5-7; New Orleans, Louisiana

Additional Funding/Awards
Health Services and Policy Research Summer Fellowship offered through joint collaboration by the Penn Masters of Science in Health Policy Research, the Leonard Davis Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Schools Program, and the Penn Division of Internal Medicine.

Liting Chen Drs. Dumon and Williams from GI surgery
Peer Reviewed Manuscript
McMahan W, Gomez ED, Chen L, Bark K, Nappo JC, Koch EI, Lee DI, Dumon K, Williams N, and Kuchenbecker KJ. A practical system for recording instrument interactions during live robotic surgery. Journal of Robotic Surgery, 7(4):351–358, December 2013.
 
2011
Rashikh Choudhury Drs. Kenric Murayama and Kristoffel Dumon - Gastrointestinal Surgery
Anthoney Guzman Dr. Peter Abt - Transplant
Ben Laguna Dr. Sunil Singhal - Thoracic
Alex Skokan Dr. Carrie Simes - Trauma
Elizabeth Sonnenberg Dr. Rachel Kelz - Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
 
2010
Penny Fang Dr. Jose Pascual - Trauma
Peer Reviewed Manuscripts
Fang, P, Sarani, B, Sims, C, Schwab, W, Pascual, J. THE STEADILY INCREASING INCIDENCE AND LETHALITY OF PENETRATING BRAIN INJURY: A SINGLE GCS POINT DROP INCREASES MORTALITY. Paper presented at 2011 69th Annual American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Meeting, Chicago, IL.

P. Fang, D. N. Holena , D. Weibe , P. Kim , C. Sims , B. Sarani , W. Schwab , J. L. Pascual, Organ donation rates remain stagnant despite a steadily rising incidence and lethality of penetrating brain injury. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012.

Sean Massa Dr. Patrick Kim - Trauma
Jon Quatromoni Dr. Grace Wang - Vascular
Peer Reviewed Manuscripts
Ullery BW, Quatromoni J, Jackson BM, Woo EY, Fairman RM, Desai ND, Bavaria JE, Wang GJ. Impact of Intercostal Artery Occlusion on Spinal Cord Ischemia Following Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2011 May 16.
Jason Wink Dr. Scott Bartlett - Plastics - CHOP
Peer Reviewed Manuscripts
Steinbacher DM, Wink J, Bartlett SP. Temporal Hollowing Following Surgical Correction of Unicoronal Synostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar 10.
   
2009
Philip Rosen Dr. Jose Pascual - Trauma
Presentations
J. Pascual, P. Rosen, A. Horan, B. Sarani, C. Sims, and C. Schwab. HYPERTONIC FLUIDS IN SICU SHOCK PATIENTS REDUCES FLUID AND OXYGEN REQUIREMENTS. International Shock Society Conference, 2010.
Elizabeth Mollo Dr. Brian Czerniecki - Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
Daniel Hashimoto Dr. Noel Williams - Gastrointestinal Surgery
Presentations
Hashimoto, D; Selvan, B; McCombs, P; Dumon, K; Palmieri, J; Luba, J; Resnick, A; Williams, N. Simulating open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: high fidelity team training and evaluation for residents. In: 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery; 2010 Apr 14-17; National Harbor, MD.
Additional Funding/Awards
American Vascular Association
Katherine Arthur Dr. Carrie Sims - Trauma
Presentations
 
  • “Screening for intimate partner violence in an urban trauma bay: Use of a self-disclosure survey”, Resident Paper Competition at the Pennsylvania Committee on Trauma, Harrisburg, PA, on October 22, 2009.
  • “Panhypopituitarism Masquerading as Cardiac Failure Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report", Challenges in Critical Care Conference, Hershey, PA, on August 28, 2009.
  • "Panhypopituitarism Presenting as Cardiac Failure Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Case Report and Review of the Literature" (currently in revisions for publication)
  • “Screening for intimate partner violencen an urban trauma bay: Use of a self-disclosure survey", selected for oral presentation for the 138th APHA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO on November 16, 2010 (presented by Carrie Sims)
  Additional Funding/Awards
Celso-Ramón Garcia Award for Outstanding Women’s Health Research
   
2008
Danielle Brown Dr. Joseph Bavaria - Cardiac
Rachel Hadler Dr. Rachel Kelz - Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
Peer Reviewed Manuscripts
Holena DN, Hadler R, Wirtalla C, Carr B, Morris JB, Kelz RR. Teaching status: the impact on emergency and elective surgical care in the US. Ann Surg. 2011 May;253(5):1017-23.

Reinke, C.E., Hadler, R.A., Karakousis, G.C., Fraker, D.L., Kelz, R.R Does the presence of thyroid cancer increase the risk of venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing thyroidectomy? 2011 Surgery 150 (6), pp. 1275-1285.

Presentation
Hadler R, Wirtalla C, Carr B, Morris JB, Kelz RR. “Teaching status: impact on surgical care in the us.” American College of Surgeons 95th Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL 2009

Michael Kelly-Sell Dr. Richard Kirschner - Plastic
Nicole Langelier Dr. Ronald Fairman - Vascular
Zack McCormick

Dr. Carrie Sims - Trauma
Abstracts
Z. McCormick
, Y. Guan, K. Revere, L. Becker, C. Sims; “Hemorrhagic Shock Does Not Induce Early Metochondrial-Mediated Apoptosis in Liver.” Journal of Surgical Research, Vol. 151, No. 2, 300-300, Feb 2009.

Presentations
Zack McCormick
, Yuxia Guan, Karen Revere, Lance Becker, MD, Carrie Sims, MD. “Hemorrhagic Shock does not Induce Early Mitochondrial-Mediated Apoptosis in Liver.”

 
  • 4th Academic Surgical Congress, Sanibel Harbour, Fort Myers, FL, Feb. 6, 2009.
  • Pennsylvania Committee on Trauma Conference, Harrisburg, PA, Oct. 23, 2008.
  • Agnew Surgical Society Research Conference, Philadelphia, Sept. 12, 2008.
  • Summer Research Conference, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Division of Trauma, Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 1, 2008.
   
2007
Dave Hindin Dr. Rachel Kelz - Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
Presentation
Kelz R., Hindin D., Diaz E., Wirtalla C., Paulson E., Shea J., Williams N., Ross H., Morris J. (2008, April). Return to the Round Theater: Surgical education via live video broadcast (Pilot Study). Poster presented at: Meeting of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery and New York Surgical Society; Philadelphia, PA.
Elliott Kozin Dr. Joe Woo - Cardiac
Peer Reviewed Manuscripts
 
  • Fitzpatrick JR 3rd, Frederick JR, Hsu VM, Kozin ED, O'Hara ML, Howell E, Dougherty D, McCormick RC, Laporte CA, Cohen JE, Southerland KW, Howard JL, Jessup ML, Morris RJ, Acker MA, Woo YJ. Risk score derived from pre-operative data analysis predicts the need for biventricular mechanical circulatory support. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Dec;27(12):1286-92.
  • Atluri P, Kozin ED, Hiesinger W, Woo YJ. Off-pump, minimally invasive and robotic coronary revascularization yield improved outcomes over traditional on-pump CABG. Int J Med Robot. 2009 Mar;5(1):1-12.
  • Fitzpatrick JR 3rd, Frederick JR, Hiesinger W, Hsu VM, McCormick RC, Kozin ED, Laporte CM, O'Hara ML, Howell E, Dougherty D, Cohen JE, Southerland KW, Howard JL, Paulson EC, Acker MA, Morris RJ, Woo YJ. Early planned institution of biventricular mechanical circulatory support results in improved outcomes compared with delayed conversion of a left ventricular assist device to a biventricular assist device. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Apr;137(4):971-7.
  • Woo YJ, Kozin ED. Repair of type A aortic dissection in nonagenarian. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2010 Feb;18(2):183-4.
Jarrod Predina Dr. Joseph Shrager - Thoracic
Peer Reviewed Manuscripts
Predina, JD; Puc, MM; Bergey, MR.; Sonnad, SS; Kucharczuk, JC; Staddon, A; Kaiser, LR; Shrager, JB. Improved Survival after Pulmonary Metastasectomy for Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Journal of Thoracic Oncology: May 2011 - Volume 6 - Issue 5 - pp 913-919
Additional Funding/Awards
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Karen Revere Dr. Carrie Simes - Trauma
John Waters Dr. Ali Naji - Transplant

 

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